pl@NETour – Creation of a scientific tourism product and infrastructure for a cross-border scientific tourism network in Maramures and Transcarpathia regions

Tourism Project

Country/ies: Romania, Ukraine
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for tourism development with only partial contents for sustainability
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 2 - Develop innovative tourism management, fully integrating the needs of local people and economies and other supporting sectors, and respecting he preservation of natural and cultural heritage
Duration of the project: 09/05/2013 - 07/04/2015
Objectives and results of the project:

The overall objective is the development of tourism potential in the cross-border regions Maramures and Transcarpathia in order to increase the contribution of tourism sector to the economic development of the adjacent border area of Romania and Ukraine.
The specific objectives are:
(1) Diversification of the existing range of tourism services by creating a scientific tourism product: pl@NETour through an improved infrastructure of Baia Mare Planetarium and Uzhgorod University, Laboratory of Space Research in order to promote and capitalize the tourism potential of the cross-border regions Maramures and Transcarpathia
(2) Intensifying the economic and social cooperation by creating a partnership network to facilitate transfer of best practices in the scientific tourism field.
(3)Stimulation of tourists and large public interest for astronomy
(4) Developing non formal education activities for students in a multi-linguistic frame.

Implementing organization / institution:

Maramures County Council, Romania
Address: Romania - 430311 Baia Mare, Gheorghe Șincai Street 46.
Tel: 0262 212 110
Fax: 0262 213 945

Project partners:

Mineralogy Museum – Planetarium Baia Mare, Romania
Romania, Maramures, 430212 Baia Mare, Traian street 8.

International Association of Regional Development Institutions ”IARDI” , Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 88000 Uzhgorod, Sobranetska street 50.

Uzhgorod National University, Laboratory of Space Research, Ukraine
Address: Ukraine - 88000 Uzhgorod, Pidhirna Street 46.
Tel: +38 (03122) 3-33-41
Fax: +38 (03122) 3-42-02

Total amount of the project: 529 724,00 €
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme